Great Dane is considered the tallest dog breed. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the male puppy is 30 to 34 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 120 to 200 pounds. The female ranges from 28 to 32 inches to the withers and 100 to 130 pounds. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1887.
The puppy makes a good pet for those looking for a large dog. Great Dane are brilliant dogs - they are loving companions, great for loads of outdoor activity. The Great Dane does not bark much and only becomes aggressive when the circumstances require it. They love everyone and needs to be around people. Dignified, kind, and affectionate, it is playful and patient with children and other household pets. However Great Dane Puppies should be socialized and obedience trained properly as soon as possible.
It is important to start training and socializing at an early age as they grow very quickly into large dogs and can become dominant and aggressive to others animals if not trained.
Great Dane Puppies are in large demand these days. The puppy makes an excellent guard dog but because they love to be around people so much they make an incredible family pet. They come in varieties of colors including, fawn, brindle, blue, black, harlequin and mantle. Others colors do exist but are not allowed in the show ring and therefore not encouraged by breeders. Their short, thick, glossy coat requires only a little grooming in order to be healthy.
Dogs are loving, peaceful, faithful, and clever dog. They do not bark much, but make great watchdogs. The puppy gentle giant nickname is well earned by its loving, quiet persona.
The average life span of puppy is ten years but can live for 12- 13 years as long as they are kept in good shape. Diet and proper exercise are very important to your Great Dane's health.
Raising a puppy requires great responsibility and dedication for they are sensitive, malleable, and very dependent to human guidance and presence. But with your little attention and care puppy can makes an excellent apartment dog. Loyal and brave, they will surely win your heart and become additional members of your family.